Natalia Oberti Noquera
Natalia is Founder and CEO of Pipeline Fund, a social venture fund that invests in women-led for-profit social ventures and trains women to become angel investors through education, mentoring, and practice. She is also the creator of #womaninnovator, a media campaign to increase the visibility of women changemakers and mainstream their stories.
As Chapter Leader of New York Women Social Entrepreneurs (NYWSE), Natalia launched the network in January 2008 and has grown the community from six women to over 1,200. Her background includes work experience in the nonprofit and social entrepreneurship sectors. Natalia is passionate about women’s empowerment, harnessing her knowledge of social media, co-mentoring practices, talent development, social innovation, and change management to support and promote women innovators.
Natalia holds a BA from Yale in Comparative Literature & Economics, and an MSc in International Health Care Management from Bocconi University. She is currently completing an MA in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she has had the opportunity to deepen her understanding of adult learning and group dynamics. Natalia serves on the founding board of Fast Forward Fund, a youth-to-youth social venture fund, and you can find her on Twitter (@nakisnakis).